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The Best Movies About Witches

Updated September 15, 2020 5.2k votes 550 voters 17.4k views51 items

List RulesFilms about witches, warlocks, and witchcraft. Spooky, scary, and benevolent witches are all welcome.

The best witch movies evoke the idea of witches, those warty ladies who practice witchcraft, has been around for as long as people have. There have always been tales of magic, curses and deals with the devil. What better story is there than those full of intrigue, of right and wrong, good and evil, and humans associating with manifestations of the devil himself?

Naturally, these fantasy stories and themes also lend themselves well to the silver screen. Be it a young boy learning about the magic for the first time, a teenage witch learning to control her powers, a young girl and her companions cursed by an evil witch, or the dozens of dramatizations of the true atrocities that occurred in Salem, all of these stories made for wonderful film lore. There are also some classic Disney witch movies on this list too.

This list features the best movies about witches. Vote up your favorite of the witchy films below or add one you love that isn't already on the list. Then grab your broom and hat and fly off into the night!

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    The Craft is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Craft

    Neve Campbell, Robin Tunney

    Released1996

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

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    Practical Magic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Practical Magic

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock

    Released1998

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

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    Hocus Pocus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Hocus Pocus

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler

    Released1993

    Directed byKenny Ortega

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    The Witches of Eastwick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Witches of Eastwick

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1987

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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    The Witches is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Witches

    Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston

    Released1990

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer& is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released1999

    Directed byTim Burton

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    Stardust is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Stardust

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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    The Witch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Witch

    Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson

    Released2015

    Directed byRobert Eggers

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    The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Wizard of Oz

    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1939

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Witches

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

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    Halloweentown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Halloweentown

    Debbie Reynolds, Rino Romano

    Released1998

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

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    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen

    Released2013

    Directed byTommy Wirkola

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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Sabrina the Teenage Witch

    Ryan Reynolds, Melissa Joan Hart

    Released1996

    Directed byTibor Takács

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    The Crucible is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Crucible

    Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released1996

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

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    Beautiful Creatures is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Beautiful Creatures

    Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

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    Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

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    The Sword in the Stone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Sword in the Stone

    Alan Napier, Sebastian Cabot

    Released1963

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

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    Brave is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Brave

    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson

    Released2012

    Directed byMark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

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    The Black Cauldron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Black Cauldron

    John Hurt, John Huston

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Rich, Ted Berman

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    Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Season of the Witch

    Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee

    Released2011

    Directed byBrett Ratner, Dominic Sena

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    The Last Witch Hunter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Released2014

    Directed byBreck Eisner

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    Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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    Kiki's Delivery Service is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kikuko Inoue, Kappei Yamaguchi

    Released1989

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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    The Wretched is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Witches
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    The Wretched

    John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda

    Released2020

    Directed byBrett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce

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